Thursday, June 6, 2013

Nichole Cable: She Put Up a Fight

BANGOR, Maine — A search warrant affidavit in the investigation of Nichole Cable’s death released Thursday states that Kyle Dube — the 20-year-old Orono man charged with her murder — attempted to “kiss and grope” the 15-year-old the day before she died.
Dube was charged on May 21 in connection with the death of Cable, of Alton and Glenburn, on Mother’s Day, the day she disappeared. Her body was found late May 20 in a wooded area of Old Town after Dube’s girlfriend and brother told police where Dube said he had left the girl’s body.
The state medical examiner has ruled Cable’s death a homicide. The cause of her death is expected to be released Friday or early next week, Mark Belserene, a spokesman for the state medical examiner’s office, said Thursday.
The affidavit released Thursday details the relationships and electronic communications of Cable and those she knew, including Dube, in the hours leading up to her death.
Cable sent a text to her boyfriend early on May 12 saying that she hung out with Dube the night before, the affidavit filed by Maine State Police Detective Christopher Tupper states.
The boyfriend asked her why she was upset after hanging out with Dube.
“Kyle was trying to kiss and grope me I kept trying to push him off me and he…,” she sent at 8:48 a.m.
“Wouldn’t stop and he ended up leaving a [bite] mark on me. So as soon as he got off me I had him bring me home,” she sent about 20 seconds later.
The boyfriend replied, “Im ganna kill him, no1 disrespects you. Anything else happen.”
Around the same time, Cable also sent a text message to Dube saying he left a bite mark.
“Sorry,” he responded.
“Its fine,” Cable told him.
When police questioned Dube about the bite mark, “Dube stated while kissing Nichole she bit him and he bit her back,” Tupper’s affidavit states.
Dube intended to “kidnap Nichole and hide her; that he would later find her and be the hero,” according to the first affidavit released last week, written by Maine State Police Detective Thomas D. Pickering.
Dube created a fake Facebook page using the name Bryan Butterfield of Bangor to communicate with Cable and lure her out of her home, according to both affidavits.
One of Cable’s friends told police that Cable sent her a text at 9:18 p.m. May 12 saying she was meeting “Butterfield.”
Investigators interviewed the real Bryan Butterfield on May 14, who told them about the fake Facebook account that listed his name but had a different picture. The real Butterfield told police he “vaguely knew Nichole” and provided an alibi for himself.
Butterfield told investigators that he suspected Dube had created “this fraudulent Facebook account; that he knew that Kyle wanted to have sex with Nichole, but that she has refused his advances,” the Pickering affidavit said.
The affidavit does not say how Butterfield knew this, but he told the Bangor Daily News on May 21 that he once dated Dube’s girlfriend.
Police linked Dube to the fake Facebook page because he updated the page using his cellphone, detectives discovered.
The same cellphone was used to communicate with Cable around the time she left her house. Her mom reported the teenager left about 9 p.m. to go get cigarettes from a friend.
“According to Nichole’s text messages and Facebook messages she was planning on meeting Bryan Butterfield at the end of her road to hang out for a few minutes, smoke marijuana, and get a free bag of marijuana,” Tupper’s affidavit states.
In the messages to her boyfriend on the day she died, Cable told him that she was hanging out with Dube and they were searching for a party being thrown by Butterfield.
The night she died, Cable texted Dube about meeting Butterfield.
“Soo I’m hanging out with bryan soon he just left from corinth and he’s smoking me up and giving me a free 20 bag. I’m pumped,” Cable texted to Dube at 9 p.m. May 12.
“Lucky bitch ;),” Dube replied.
“And people say looks don’t get you what you want … I didn’t even have to flirt with bryan,” Cable sent at 9:05 p.m.
“He’s probably ugly and just want the cute girls be around him,” Dube said.
“Haha probablyy. But I swear if he tried anything, I’ll stab him.. That makes me seem crazy or something,” she sent at 9:09 p.m.
“Just remember to call me or anything if you need me,” Dube responded.
“Alright, I will. Is it weird to be a little scared?” the 15-year-old sent at 9:15 p.m.
“No I wouldn’t be,” Dube replied three minutes later.
“Alright,” she responded at 9:20 p.m.
“Just don’t get to[o] stone[d],” Dube sent to Cable 23 minutes later.
Police say Dube’s whereabouts between 9:50 and 11 p.m. May 12 are unknown “but his cellular phone places him in the area of Bangor and Glenburn,” the affidavit states.
Dube arrived at his girlfriend’s house at 11 p.m., the court documents state. When police interviewed Dube on May 15, officers saw scratches on Dube’s face that he said he got from a person he takes care of at his job at the Getchell Agency, which provides assistance to people living with disabilities.
Investigators found a knit hat with an eye hole cut into it at the end of the dirt road in Glenburn where Cable was staying, and DNA found on the hat matched Dube. A sock found at the scene had DNA that matched both Dube and Cable.
One of her sneakers was found near the hat and the second one was found across the street, indicating to police that the girl attempted to run, the Tupper affidavit states.
A jogger on Route 221 noticed something suspicious on May 17 and called police who found a “length of black rope” and the pink hooded sweatshirt that Cable was wearing when she went out her mother’s door.
“The sweatshirt was dirty on the back but relatively clean on the front,” Tupper said in the court document. “One sleeve had been pulled inside out and the sweatshirt had been cut and-or ripped down the entire length of the front.”
“The evidence appears to be consistent with Nichole’s having been in some type of struggle and having been chased,” the detective said.


Jen said...

Poor thing. .she should have trusted her instincts, she was scared but she still went. Now a silly, adolescent lapse in good judgement has cost her life.
When I think back on my teenage years, I realize how naive I was, and how easily something like this could have happened to me, or one of my friends...but at that age you think you are invincible. Bless her heart, I can't imagine anything more terrifying than the moment she saw this freak Dube, with his black mask and realized what was really happening.

Anonymous said...

@Jen- was it, "Now a silly, adolescent lapse in good judgement has cost her life." or was it looking to score drugs? I am sad she died, it was senseless imo. The thing is that if you do drugs it leads to death whether from murder or over-dose. I feel for her family, having to deal with this senseless murder.

I hate hearing about child killers. This man is to blame. Not her, but she could have prevented it if she wasn't looking to score a buncha pot.

Of course all my hippy friends tell me how pot is not bad! They always use booze and DUI's as a comparison. Yet, they never mention the deaths from being shot, choked or etc from buying pot.

/rant off
This is a horrible story and I am glad they caught the suspect.

Apple said...

i agree.
I can only imagine how her her family is hurting.
I think we can all learn from this.

REK said...

I agree with you jen, it was a lapse in adolescent judgement. she could have been lured by alot of other things other than drugs. this guy is a sociopath

Anonymous said...

Misleading article title...

Jen said...

Hi Anon 11:55

Meeting a stranger in the middle of nowhere for pot IS the adolescent lapse in judgement I was speaking about. Sorry if I wasn't clear. As adults we can easily recognize the danger she was putting herself in, but that doesn't make her any less a victim. To be fair, nobody (even an adult) expects someone to hatch such a heinous plan! And no, I'm not buying the eventual hero story..he wanted something he couldn't have, so he found a way to take it...all the while reassuring her by text and telling her to call HIM for help if she needed it...EVIL!

REK said...

it's interesting how she tells kyle she would stab bryan had he tried anything. i wonder if kyle anticipated she was armed..or if she actually was.

Deejay said...

This guy kidnapped, assaulted, and murdered a teenage girl. So he comes up with a bogus 'hero' story where she died by accident. Ridiculous. I think when the evidence is in and shows his story is impossible- he will plead guilty.

I had a good family, with kind parents who never hurt me. So when I was 15 or so, I did not have good judgement either, just because I never imagined the violent kind of people out there. I was never hurt- but it was luck. I shudder now to think I went places with friends of friends, who I didn't really know.

Lis said...

This is so sad. The whole progression is right there in the texts, black and white. This destroys his "hero" defense. He just happens to kidnap a girl that he's been pressuring for sex, in his plot to become a hero? I already thought it was extremely unlikely he would expect to kidnap someone who knew him without them knowing his identity. This makes it impossible.

Poor Nichole, she was playing with fire but too ignorant to realize it. Just copying her role models in the media, I suppose. Young girls are placed in such a position of danger these days by following what's popular. They don't have the experience to see it as it is and they won't until they are close to 30 and look back.

It's too bad no one was watching over her more closely, but probably she wasn't doing anything different than all the other kids. They have no idea how vulnerable they are or what is in the hearts of those who would prey on them.

exhausted said...

Am I The Only Mom Who Thinks It's Crazy That A) Her Mom Allowed Her To Go Get Cigarettes B) Her Mom Didn't Report Her Missing Until Not Only The Next Morning, But The Next Morning After The Best Friend Raised The AlaRm? So Sad.

exhausted said...

No Blame On Mom, But I Just Think There Was An Overall Lack Of Parenting Here... Just Maybe, Searchers Could Have Interrupted A Murder Plot...

Light the Way said...


The other MAJOR red-flag that this guy's "staged kidnapping gone awry" story is that this girl was found NAKED.

Hello? If "all he intended to do" was stage a kidnapping so he could "heroically rescue her"...what happened to her clothes?

This guy is pure evil.

REK said...

also, his little story about finding her in the truck dead..hmm.. doesn't fly if you have scratches all over your face!

Anonymous said...

I hope the prisoners in the place they send him, just kidnapp him and find him over and over and over again

Anonymous said...

I wish I felt comfortable demanding vigilante justice. I don't.

Just be patient. Know that the United States has one of the best criminal justice systems in the world. Not perfect, but pretty good.

Think about how you would feel if you were wrongly accused of a crime then be grateful that checks and balances exist.

exhausted said...

Anon, explain to me why Haileys murderous mother is free, if we have such a great justice system. Why people are in jail for possession of pot, but murderers walk free.

I'd love for anyone to explain this to me.

Anonymous said...

Recognize the facial features of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

CEC said...

Great. In addition to preying on and killing a young teen, this beast "takes care" of people with disabilities. These are the situations I feared and am so glad to be caring for my son with disabilities.

banned anc scum said...

Nelson Mandela IS dead!

Anonymous said...

To 'banned anc scum' ... you are incorrect.

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is in "serious but stable" condition after being taken to a hospital to be treated for a lung infection, the government said Saturday, prompting an outpouring of concern from admirers of a man who helped to end white racist rule.
While serving as South Africa's president in 1998, Mandela speaks to Mary Grace Mandela Michel, the daughter of Saint Lucia's Deputy Prime Minister, who was named after Mandela.While serving as South Africa's president in 1998, Mandela speaks to Mary Grace Mandela Michel, the daughter of Saint Lucia's Deputy Prime Minister, who was named after Mandela. (Reuters)
Mandela, who is 94 years old, was treated in a hospital several times in recent months, with the last discharge coming on April 6 after doctors drained fluid from his lung area after diagnosing him with pneumonia. He has been particularly vulnerable to respiratory problems since contracting tuberculosis during his 27-year imprisonment under apartheid.

"During the past few days, former President Nelson Mandela has had a recurrence of lung infection," said a statement from the office of President Jacob Zuma. "This morning at about 1.30 a.m., his condition deteriorated and he was transferred to a Pretoria hospital."

JerseyJane said...

I believe there was a major lack of parenting, as seen through the girl's actions and words(texts). Maybe parents were clueless or were just busy being her friend.

The young person had no problem accepting something for nothing. Bumming cigarettes which in itself is a very dangerous thing to do, especially if the young person goes out of her comfort zone of friends( kids her own age). Her comments are very scary, for her to say, ' I didn't even have to flirt!'.
Is any of this a reason for someone to die? ABSOLUTELY NOT!! 100% ownership goes to the
killer. In life there are behaviors that are more riskier than others, it puts one's life closer to danger if you decide to spin the wheel. I work at a morgue so I see these statistics. Your life and behaviors are a road map to your death.
Sometimes an innocent can't excape that, ' I'll just try it one time.' As well as, one's life abuser can escape years and years of wrongdoing.
Children's behaviors can put them at high risks and it is the parents job to love by enforcing and protecting to the best of their abilities so their child does not become a statistic from the behaviors that the child has accepted as norm..
I am sad only for this young girl. As a parent, your job doesn't go away cuz u chased the boogieman out from under her bed when she was a toddler.

Pak31 said...

I have more to say but at this point, especially as the mother of a 16 year old girl, Nichole had WAY too much freedom. I can't believe the things she was allowed to do. It just angers/disappoints me because as parents, we need to protect. 15 is still very young. She didn't deserve this at all but kids in adult situations is never a good thing. Very sad.

exhausted said...

Agreed. I Have AThirteen Yr Old And Also 20, 18,17... I Totally Agree, Too Much Freedom.